** Originally posted by cereal **
The subject about hard water vs soft water has come up here on more than one occasion. I've had severe P 9 1/2 years. Up until this past winter it was Plaque and Inverse. This past winter I threw in guttate. (which for the most part has now all grown together to form plaque).
I'm in the position to see if soft water helps P. I've never had/used soft water. Our new house has a water softener, I've been using the soft water for 2 weeks now. I thought I'd post every couple weeks or so and give everyone an update. Here's my first impression of the soft water:
Don't know if it's the stress of moving or the water, but my skin is worse now than it was. The crust is much thicker and I have a lot of new spots. The areas on my arms I had cleared by sitting in the sun are breaking out again. Unless I have a lot of clearing in the next couple of months, this will be one of the worse summers I've had.
Check back as I will update this every few weeks.